Learn to Swim

Sign up for Certified American Red Cross Swim Instruction for all ages.

fall 2022 Session

Please see Class Schedule & Fees for all available instruction.


The Green Chimneys Learn to Swim program offers certified instruction in aquatic skills and water safety to swimmers from 3-1/2 years old and up. The objective is to teach people how to swim and to be safe in, on and around water. We follow the American Red Cross curriculum and guidelines. All lessons are conducted in our heated, indoor pool. All instructors are American Red Cross Certified.

Preschool Aquatics: 3-1/2 to 5 years old

Aims to promote developmentally appropriate learning of fundamental water safety and aquatic skills in a logical progression. All American Red Cross standards are followed. Each session is 30 minutes.

Young swimmers learn how to be comfortable and safe in the water, including comfort in putting their face in the water. Instruction features proper use of arms and legs, both on their front and back.

Learn-to-Swim: 6+ years old

Teaches aquatic skills and water safety to swimmers at all levels. All American Red Cross standards are followed. Each session is 30 minutes.

Level 1: Introduction to Water Skills

Students learn the fundamental skills to be a safe and strong swimmer. Classes include learning how to be comfortable submerging their face in the water, and using their arms and legs to kick on their front and back.

Level 2: Fundamental Aquatic Skills

For students who have learned the basic skills and safety of being in the water. This level builds upon their swim strokes and confidence in the water. At this level, swimmers should be able to swim the width of the pool with their face above the water without having to take a break.

Level 3: Stroke Development

For more competent swimmers who have shown stronger swimming strokes and more advanced water skills. Students learn to improve their strokes while building their endurance.

Swim Clinic

For much more advanced swimmers, this course is designed to help further endurance and stroke development. Students will perfect their skills and be able to join or become a stronger member of a swim team. A good course for a future lifeguard, or a strong swimmer seeking tips to improve technique.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons Available

For children and adults of all abilities. See Class Schedule & Fees